Sexual harassment by professors: 33 colleges named in Raya Sarkar’s Facebook post

Raya Sarkar, an Indian lawyer based in the United States, put out a list on her Facebook page, naming and shaming academicians who have been accused of sexual harassment by students.

Published: 25th October 2017 09:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2017 03:39 AM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

Raya Sarkar, an Indian lawyer based in the United States, put out a list on her Facebook page, naming and shaming academicians who have been accused of sexual harassment by students. This came about after #MeToo campaign where thousands of women (and some men) spoke out on social media about being sexually harassed by powerful men, in the wake of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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As several feminists were quick to put out a statement condemning making allegations publicly by naming and shaming people, a response by a Facebook profile named Inji Pennu tagging Raya Sarkar, explained that due diligence was done before making the list public. Inji Pennu’s post said the list was compiled from first-person accounts of women who came forward to speak up, and where the victim wanted to remain anonymous, a friend stood in as alibi. Besides, they had collected data in the form of screenshots, WhatsApp messages, e-mails and call recordings.

Here is the list of colleges in which the alleged sexual harassers worked or continue to work.

1)      Jadavpur University, Kolkata

2)      Delhi University, New Delhi

3)      University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (US)

4)      Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD)

5)      Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSSS), Kolkata

6)      Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi)

7)      Film and Television Institute (FTII), Pune

8)      Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana

9)      Institute of Rural Management Anand (IIRMA), Gujarat

10)   St Xavier's College, Kolkata

11)   Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata

12)   Atomic Energy Higher Secondary Central School, Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu

13)   TERI University, New Delhi

14)   Scottish Church College, Kolkata

15)   University of California, Santa Cruz

16)   University of Cambridge

17)   Presidency University, Calcutta

18)   University of Trier, Germany

19)   DY Patil University, Mumbai

20)   Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Off-Campus,  Tuljapur, Osmanabad dist, Maharashtra

21)   Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

22)   University of California, Riverside, California, United States

23)   English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad

24)   Ramjas College, Delhi University

25)   Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata

26)   National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi

27)   Music Academy, Chennai

28)   Hindu College, Delhi University

29)   National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

30)   St John's Medical College, Bangalore

31)   Christ University, Bangalore

32)   Sri Venkateshwara college, Delhi University

33)   Oxford University (in this case a student, not a professor)

34)   St Joseph’s College, Bangalore



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